Migrant and foreign workers: do you know your legal rights?

Migrant and foreign workers: do you know your legal rights?

One myth that our firm regularly corrects is that migrants and foreign workers are not covered under the WorkCover scheme and are therefore unable to access entitlements, benefits and compensation for work-related injuries. This is absolutely incorrect! Migrants and foreign workers, including international students, backpackers and seasonal workers are all entitled to the same basic rights and protections in the workplace as a worker who ordinarily resides in Victoria. All workers in Victoria have the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace that is free from injuries, illnesses and death. Therefore, regardless of your citizenship or residency, if you have suffered a physical and/or psychological injury by reason of your work, please contact our Adviceline on (03) 9321 9988 to speak to one of our friendly lawyers for advice.

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